This study interprets Jesus' parables and the sayings tradition regarding the Kingdom of God from a cognitive linguistic understanding of metaphor. It also shows what contribution the theory of metaphor can make when the parables and aphorisms are studied in research on the historical Jesus. The metaphoric nature and polyvalency of the parables and aphorisms of the Jesus tradition undermine their value for research on the historical Jesus. The author doubts whether the parables and sayings of the Jesus tradition can be employed to reconstruct the historical Jesus.
This study interprets Jesus' parables and the sayings tradition regarding the Kingdom of God from a cognitive linguistic understanding of metaphor.
Author: Jacobus Liebenberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Author: Norman Perrin
Traditionally, scholars have traced the origin of Christianity to a single source - the kingdom of God as represented in the message of the historical Jesus. Through a rhetorical critical analysis of one of the most important texts in early Christian literature (the Beelzebul controversy), Michael L. Humphries addresses the issue of Christian origins, demonstrating how the language of the kingdom of God is best understood according to its locative or taxonomic effect where the demarcation of social and cultural boundaries contributes to the emergence of this new social foundation. Humphries establishes the Q and Markan versions of the Beelzebul controversy as relatively sophisticated compositions that are formally identified as elaborate chreiai (a literary form used in the teaching of rhetoric at the secondary and post-secondary level of Greco-Roman education) and that offer an excellent example of the rhetorical manipulation of language in the development of social and cultural identity.
Through a rhetorical critical analysis of one of the most important texts in early Christian literature (the Beelzebul controversy), Michael L. Humphries addresses the issue of Christian origins, demonstrating how the language of the ...
Author: Michael L. Humphries
Publisher: SIU Press
Already hailed as a landmark in contemporary Catholic theology, Jesus Symbol of God surveys scriptural data, the key moments in the development of doctrine, and the distinctive horizons of our contemporary world to develop a comprehensive and systematic christology for our time. The task of christology is to explain what it means to say that Jesus is the bearer and revealer of God in the Christian community, the decisive mediation of God's salvation -- or, in other words, the symbol of God.
Perrin, Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom, 33–34. According to Perrin it is wrong to speak of the kingdom of God as a conception as distinct from a symbol, “because it is an imprecise use of language and hides the possibilities for ...
Author: Roger Haight
Publisher: Orbis Books
Restores the historical context of the gospels and the Jewish nature of the message of Christ • Uses the latest historical findings to explore the life of Jesus in its true historical setting • Shows that Jesus was a Jewish teacher who sought to restore dignity to the ostracized members of his society The canonical gospels were in large part written by authors who were not eyewitnesses to the events they described, and their writings were slanted to fill the needs of the new Church. As a result, a huge gulf exists between the Christ of the Christian church and the historical Jesus. In Jesus the Rabbi Prophet scholar and historian Jacques Baldet seeks to restore the historical context and true nature of the Jewish society in which Jesus lived, and through which his actions assume on an entirely different meaning. The research of modern historians has shed much new light on the historical circumstances at work in Judaea and the Roman provinces that Jesus knew. Looking at the life of Jesus in its broader historical setting has given Jacques Baldet answers to many of the questions that have puzzled historians, such as when did Jesus really live and what was the true nature of his family, convictions, and spiritual beliefs. From this vibrant and highly informed perspective the deeper story of the man from Galilee emerges: Rabbi Jesus was both a Jew imbued with the monotheistic teaching of the Torah and a visionary who preached of the kingdom within. Viewed in their proper historical context, the Stations of the Passion and Christ’s betrayal by Judas and death on Calvary take on a new light. Baldet shows that the true life and original message of Jesus were concealed beneath the literary creations that primarily reflected the agenda of the early Church. Jesus was not trying to start a new religion. He was a Jewish teacher who sought to reform the faith of his fathers by restoring dignity to the unfortunate and ostracized members of his society.
See especially the work of Perrin on the Kingdom, Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom (London and Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980). B. Scott, who agrees with Perrin on this, says that Jesus “used the word 'Kingdom' as a symbol, ...
Author: Jacques Baldet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Hermeneutics is an interdisciplinary study of how we interpret texts, especially biblical texts, in the light of theories of understanding in philosophy, meaning in literary theory, and of theology. This volume brings together the seminal thought of a leading contemporary pioneer in this field. Thiselton's The Two Horizons was a classic on how horizons of biblical texts engage creatively with the horizons of the modern world. The author's later New Horizons in Hermeneutics explored still more deeply the transforming capacities of biblical texts, while his massive commentary on 1 Corinthians interpreted an epistle. This volume collects many of Anthony Thiselton's more notable writings from some seven books and 70 articles, to which he adds his own re-appraisals of earlier work. It uniquely expounds the thought of a major contemporary British theologian through his own words, and includes his own critical assessments.
In this respect Perrin is right to note a certain open-ended quality, for example, in Jesus' language about the Kingdom of God.24 It cannot become wholly clear what is the nature of God's active reign until Jesus has demonstrated its ...
Author: Anthony C. Thiselton
The author examines the theological bases of just war theory and pacifism, espcially in the light of the concept of God, as that motif illuminates Chrsitian discipleship. Differences between the theory of just war and the practice of pacifism are highlighted in the overview of the history of Christian thought on the subject, and the inclusiveness of the ideal of the kingdom for pacifism is emphasized.
Perrin illustrates possible theological consequences of using historical critical work to discredit the future , eschatological , and transcendent referent of Jesus ' kingdom language that is so important to Beasley - Murray .
Author: Lisa Sowle Cahill
Publisher: Fortress Press
asserts that no reasonable excuse can be given for the use of such language , and that all the parties employing it were under a delusion . Some ( e.g. Semler , etc. ) explain it by the accommodation theory : that John , Jesus , and the ...
Author: George Nathaniel Henry Peters
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Antichrist " in : TRE 3 ( 1978 ) 22 . 3 : 24-26 PERRIN , N. , Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom ( London 1976 ) 41 , 48 , 53. MEYER , B. F. , The Aims of Jesus ( London 1979 ) 156 . 3 : 24-25 SANFORD , J. A. , The Kingdom Within ...
Author: Gunter Wagner
Publisher: Mercer University Press
The 'Dictionary of Paul and his letters' is a one-of-a-kind reference work. Following the format of its highly successful companion volume, the 'Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels', this Dictionary is designed to bring students, teachers, ministers and laypeople abreast of the established conclusions and significant recent developments in Pauline scholarship. No other single reference work presents as much information focused exclusively on Pauline theology, literature, background and scholarship. In a field that recently has undergone significant shifts in perspective, the 'Dictionary of Paul and His Letters' offers a summa of Paul and Pauline studies. In-depth articles focus on individual theological themes (such as law, resurrection and Son of God), broad theological topics (such as Christology, eschatology and the death of Christ), methods of interpretation (such as rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches), background topics (such as apocalypticism, Hellenism and Qumran) and various other subjects specifically related to the scholarly study of Pauline theology and literature (such as early catholicism, the centre of Paul's theology, and Paul and his interpreters since F. C. Baur). Separate articles are also devoted to each of the Pauline letters, to hermeneutics and to preaching Paul today. The 'Dictionary of Paul and His Letters' takes its place alongside the 'Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels' in presenting the fruit of evangelical New Testament scholarship at the end of the twentieth century - committed to the authority of Scripture, utilising the best of critical methods, and maintaining dialogue with contemporary scholarship and challenges facing the church.
Paul's emphasis on divine grace corresponds to Jesus' emphasis on the kingdom's transcendental and grace character exhibited in his language of the kingdom “coming,” and on God's “giving” it and people's “receiving” or “inheriting” it.
Author: GERALD F HAWTHORNE
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
Author: Bernard Brandon Scott
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Analyzes the teachings of Christ to determine his views on the kingdom of heaven
Written by authors who have already made important contributions to the study of Jesus, the volumes in this series present sound scholarship in accessible, creative, and interesting ways.
Author: Bruce Chilton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Drawn from the international journal Concilium which he helped to found, these essayes highlight the divers contributions of renowned Dutch theologian Edward Schillebeeckx. Spanning a period of twenty-five years, they reflect his efforts to make Christian faith both intelligeble and credible to modern believers, while also insisting on solidarity with the victims of violence and injustice. The Language of Faith provides a fascinating chronological overview of the thought and concern of one of the giants of twentieth-century Catholic theology.
The Language of Faith provides a fascinating chronological overview of the thought and concern of one of the giants of twentieth-century Catholic theology.
Author: Edward Schillebeeckx
Publisher: SCM Press
This book critically examines David Tracy's well-known methodology of fundamental theology, namely his revisionist model as developed in his Blessed Rage for Order (1975), together with his methodological shifts through the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. It explores how successful he has been in constructing a methodology for the public theological discourse that he deems so necessary. More particularly, this book asks how serviceable this methodology is for articulating Christian discourse in an intelligible and public way in the contemporary context of religious plurality.
For this investigation , Tracy has recourse to Norman Perrin's study of the proclamatory sayings of Jesus . ... 161 Norman Perrin , Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom : Symbol and Metaphor in New Testament Interpretation ...
Author: Younhee Kim
Publisher: Peter Lang
Author: Lewis Andrew Muirhead
A compelling exploration of one of the central issues - if not 'the' central issue - facing theology in our time: the relation between transcendent salvation and temporal liberation. What does the salvation that the church proclaims mean for the poor of the world? In 'Divine Revolution', Dean Brackley presents in a comprehensive yet manageable way what Catholic theology has to say about this complex and urgent topic. He addresses the historical as well as the systematic dimensions of the question, providing insights that point toward an understanding of the issues that challenge conservative and liberal interpretations alike. In a work of great daring and clarity, Brackley surveys the confusion surrounding the social-historical dimension of salvation in Catholic thought. He shows the irony of the fact that, after 2,000 years, what salvation means for the poor in relationship to their concrete plight remains a 'quaestio disputata' for official, Magisterial teaching. Going deeply into the relationship of salvation and liberation, Brackley explores the thought of Maritain, Rahner, and Gutierrez to demonstrate how the 'synbolon' of the Reign of God that Jesus announces transcends the tired theological distinctions of all sides in the debate. Drawing from developments in feminist and Protestant theology, as well as contemporary social theory, 'Divine Revolution' offers a fresh understanding of what it means to participate in God's revolutionary reign. Catholic tradition, Brackley argues, has great potential to articulate a hope which responds to the suffering of the poor in our time. When conventional wisdom says compassion-fatigued Americans are tired of hearing about the poor, Brackley responds, The poor are far more tired of being poor. They, too, would like to move on to other things, but they cannot.
Although the poor are around all the time, Jesus soon will not be around; so, the extravagant anointing of his feet is a fitting “good work. ... response (Perrin, Jesus and the Language of the Kingdom, p. 54; cf. pp.
Author: Dean Brackley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
These exceptional sermons by J. Wayne McKamie are among the most thought-provoking and spiritually challenging that you will find concerning the human application of the parables of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He captures both the divine nature and the human nature of Jesus' words and then points out life-changing lessons from these truths, which, if we truly apply them to our hearts and lives, will make us much better people in the service of our Lord. According to Wayne, his main attempt has been to make these grand sermons live anew in the hearts of the Lord's people. He has said, "They have lived for me; I want them to live for others." This series of sermons can be utilized as a great study tool in gaining a more thorough understanding of Jesus' parables. It is also just an enjoyable read for the spiritually minded!
These people, on this occasion, were determined to drive the Christ all the way to the cross; and they were bringing ... but if there were, it was when He was trying to adapt the language of the Kingdom to people like you and me.
Author: J. Wayne McKamie